Its characteristics are impressive.
New Istanbul airport is the aviation center of Europe’s future. Its opening is the main aviation event this year. The mega-hub that expands the possibilities of today and lays a solid Foundation for the growth of air traffic in the coming decades. It impresses with its magnitude before the opening.
The airport was officially opened on 29 October 2018 and is now working in test mode with a few internal flights, a full-fledged launch of the first phase of the airport will be held on 30 and 31 December 2018. Maximum power at the time of the opening of the first phase will be 90 million passengers per year, and by 2025 it will increase up to 200 million passengers!
I can continue to throw epithets and figures, but all of this pales in comparison to what he saw in real life.
The Istanbul airport in numbers
it is the largest airport in the world under one roof;
the area of 1 300 000 sq. m.;
52 thousand square meters of duty free shops;
22 thousand sqm business lounge;
500 check-in counters in one huge hall, United on the 13 islets of registration;
228 booths of passport control;
143 boarding bridge;
80% — that’s the number of flights will be serviced through television ladders;
500 Parking spaces for aircraft in total;
90 million passengers per year (the capacity of the 1st phase in 2018). 200 million passengers per year (total capacity);
3 parallel runways at the time of opening, 6 runways by 2025.
I love one very large terminal. The scope of the imagination already at the entrance to the airport. Although around still raging civil works, all this can not fail to impress. Next to completing the construction of a multilevel Parking on 40 thousand places. Huge endless the hall of records, in which are seen the opposite wall. Arch-ceiling dome than it resembles the ceiling of the mosque.
Project and 3D render of the airport:
And it looked like the airport in June of 2018: